Ethiopia Stops Coffee Exports; Beef Sales Down

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Ethiopia, Africa's largest coffee producer, has suspended exports of coffee because of an internal dispute about prices. [Bloomberg]

Sales are down for American beef, so the industry is marketing cheaper cuts of the cow, as well as pushing overseas sales harder. [WSJ]

Though food manufacturers and distributors are required by law to know the source of every product in their food, many do not. [NYT]

Though Rick Bayless has no plans to open a New York restaurant, he admits to thinking about it a fair amount. [Restaurant Girl]

Desserts made with stout are popping up all over town at restaurants like Diner and Frankies 457 Spuntino. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

Former Howard Stern sidekick Steve Grillo has opened Hell's Kitchen Pizza. Don't count on Stern making an appearance: He doesn't like pizza. [NYP]